23 episodes

The only constant in life is change. Organizations are dealing with constantly changing competition, new insights, innovation and even culture. The term "business agility" has taken a huge surge, in order to mitigate risk and focus more on delivering value. Frameworks like Scrum, SAFe, LeSS, and a whole lot more were created to provide ways to deliver this value. To inspire you, Mastering Agility discusses everything related to business agility with the biggest names in the industry.

Mastering Agility Sander Dur

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The only constant in life is change. Organizations are dealing with constantly changing competition, new insights, innovation and even culture. The term "business agility" has taken a huge surge, in order to mitigate risk and focus more on delivering value. Frameworks like Scrum, SAFe, LeSS, and a whole lot more were created to provide ways to deliver this value. To inspire you, Mastering Agility discusses everything related to business agility with the biggest names in the industry.

    S02 E03 flOwKRs with Jurgen Appelo

    S02 E03 flOwKRs with Jurgen Appelo

    OKRs provide perfect opportunities to guide your product or experience to value. The thing with OKRs, though, is that they seem to be challenging to truly implement and use to your benefit. Where do we start? How do they relate to Product Goals? Is this the classic chicken-egg story when it comes to the Product Backlog (or ‘wish lists’) and OKRs? 
    Jurgen Appelo (TedX speaker, thought leader, workshop king, and keynote speaker) joins Mastering Agility to take us through his thoughts about setting objectives and measuring their results. 
    What you’ll discover in this show:
    -        Creating habits help when implementing OKRs
    -        These objectives are relevant on all levels
    -        Continuous flow supports the achievement of goals
     Speakers:
    Jurgen Appelo
    Entrepreneur, Author, and Top 100 Keynote Speaker on Agility, Leadership, and Innovation. Manage the System and Lead the People!
    Jurgen calls himself a creative networker. But sometimes he’s a writer, speaker, trainer, entrepreneur, illustrator, manager, blogger, reader, dreamer, leader, freethinker, or… Dutch guy. Inc.com has called him a Top 50 Leadership Expert and a Top 100 Leadership Speaker. Since 2008, Jurgen writes a popular blog at NOOP.NL, offering ideas on the creative economy, agile management, organizational change, and personal development. He is the author of the book Management 3.0, which describes the role of the manager in agile organizations; How to Change the World, which describes a supermodel for change management; Managing for Happiness, which offers you practical ideas to engage workers, improve work, and delight clients; and most recently, Startup, Scaleup, Screwup, which contains 50% inspiring stories and 50% practices to follow and dives into the major topics that business leaders and entrepreneurs are confronted with.
    Contact Jurgen Appelo:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jurgenappelo/
    www.jurgenappelo.com
    Sander Dur (host)
    Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host ‘Mastering Agility”
    Sander Dur is a business agility enthusiast, with a passion for people. Whether it’s healthy product development, agile leadership, measurement, or psychological safety, Sander has the drive to enable organizations to the best of their abilities. He is an avid article writer, working on a book about Scrum Mastery from the Trenches, and is connecting listeners with the most influential people in the industry. 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/
    https://agilitymasters.com/en
    https://sander-dur.medium.com/
     Additional resources:
    https://shiftup.work/

    The discussed new blog post:
    https://shiftup.work/unfix-model/
    Managing for happiness TedX talk:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvJ4KlVlqV8&t=31s
    Dynamic ReTeaming:
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51771833-dynamic-reteaming

    • 52 min
    S02 E02 The Impact of Passion with Lyssa Adkins

    S02 E02 The Impact of Passion with Lyssa Adkins

    Frequent listeners of the show know that throughout the episodes “engagement” has been a recurring theme. Engagement of employees, with the organization, with their work, and with themselves. Today’s show zoom in a little bit deeper on that. Lyssa Adkins, one of the most influential people out there when it comes to Agile coaching, joins us to talk about where she discovered her passion and what the impact of passion is.
    What you’ll discover in this show:
    -        Passion impacts your everyday life on a large scale
    -        Lyssa discovered her impact by doing rather than defining upfront
    -        Quality of work goes up when working with passionate people
     
      Speakers:
    Lyssa Adkins
    Coach. Facilitator. Teacher. Inspirer.
    My current focus is improving the performance of top leadership teams through insightful facilitation and organization systems coaching.
    Making difficult decisions faster and with clear alignment, unknotting challenging multi-department impediments, creating the conditions for smooth organizational delivery, helping leaders take up the “Agile transformation” that is theirs to make…this is where I thrive and help thrive.
    My Agile community focus is amplifying women’s voices, which is why I am a founder of the TENWOMENSTRONG #WomeninAgile programs.
    I have been pleased to serve the emergence of Agile Coaching as a profession. In 2010, I co-founded the Agile Coaching Institute which has developed over 10,000 people in the knowledge, skills, and being-ness needed to yield genuinely competent agile coaching. 
    I am the author of Coaching Agile Teams which, as a top-ranking Agile book, was released as an audiobook in its 10th year.
    I like to explore facilitating intense conflict, societal change, organizational change, the benefits and costs of being human in the workplace, agile coaching, agile transformation, adult human development, human systems dynamics, the role of nature, and books of all sorts. I tend toward a balance of the provocative and practical.
    Contact Lyssa Adkins:
    www.lyssaadkins.com  
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/lyssaadkins/
    Sander Dur (host)
    Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”
    Sander Dur is a business agility enthusiast, with a passion for people. Whether it’s healthy product development, agile leadership, measurement, or psychological safety, Sander has the drive to enable organizations to the best of their abilities. He is an avid article writer, working on a book about Scrum Mastery from the Trenches, and is connecting listeners with the most influential people in the industry. 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/
    https://agilitymasters.com/en
    https://sander-dur.medium.com/
     Additional resources: 
    Personal website:
    www.lyssaadkins.com
    Books:
    https://www.amazon.com/s?k=lyssa+adkins&crid=2JZ98CSO2E7V3&sprefix=lyssa+ad%2Caps%2C246&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-doa-p_1_8 
    YouTube channel: 
    https://www.youtube.com/user/lyssaadkins 
     

    • 39 min
    #20 Continuous learning in Formula 1 with Jurriaan Kamer

    #20 Continuous learning in Formula 1 with Jurriaan Kamer

    Formula 1 is the world’s biggest traveling circus. Races are fast-paced, but so is learning. What you on screen is just one part, but the actual learning starts after the race. Hundreds of terabytes of data are collected each competitive weekend. But what do teams do with that data? How can they improve the way they work, ultimately to move up the field? Teams work with a massive amount of people, large budgets, and high pressure. Staying ahead of the competition is crucial. Jurriaan Kamer, co-author of Formula X talks about his insights.
    What you’ll discover in this show:
    -        Bigger budgets don’t necessarily mean faster improvement
    -        Autonomy and culture are critical to drive success
    -        Even staggering amounts of people can work as one
     
      Speakers:
    Jurriaan Kamer
    Organization designer & transformation at The Ready | Author 'Formula X' | Speaker
    The forces of complexity, humanity, and technology are putting pressure on our organizations that can't be met by traditional ways of working. Our organizations need to be better for their people and better for the world. This requires a shift from 'plan & predict' to 'sense & respond'.
     
     I support leaders who want to make their organizations 'complexity conscious' and 'people positive'.
     More at: www.jurriaankamer.com

      Contact Jurriaan Kramer:
    https://www.jurriaankamer.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jurriaankamer
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG1WPfl4intvNQy5_5bVBcw
    http://medium.com/@jurriaankamer
    https://twitter.com/jurriaankamer
    Sander Dur (host)
    Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”
    Sander Dur is a business agility enthusiast, with a passion for people. Whether it’s healthy product development, agile leadership, measurement, or psychological safety, Sander has the drive to enable organizations to the best of their abilities. He is an avid article writer, working on a book about Scrum Mastery from the Trenches, and is connecting listeners with the most influential people in the industry. 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/
    https://agilitymasters.com/en
    https://sander-dur.medium.com/
     
    Additional resources: 
    Pick up a copy of the book Formula X: 
    Available in Dutch (www.formule-x.nl), English (www.formula-x.co) or German (www.formel-x.de). Also available as audiobook.
     
     
     

    • 42 min
    #19. Embracing an innovation mindset with Jeff Gothelf

    #19. Embracing an innovation mindset with Jeff Gothelf

    As the world around is constantly changes, we need to innovate the way we work, as well as our products in order for us to survive in the long run. Classic cases like Nokia and Blockbuster made very clear what happens if you focus on the wrong things. However, it can be quite a challenge to move from our traditional cash cow and follow a path of more risk (but a higher potential margin). Stakeholders might be cautious of the fact that this might not bring them the ROI they expected. Or that the idea just won't stick. To inspire us in this week’s episode of Mastering Agility, Jeff Gothelf talks to us about his experience and ideas.
    What you’ll discover in this show:
    -        Innovation is not something that’s just for the teams
    -        It takes a lot of courage to innovate
    -        Engagement across all levels in the organization is fundamental for success
     
      Speakers:
    Jeff Gothelf
    DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AND BUSINESS AGILITY
    COACHING, CONSULTING, TRAINING & KEYNOTES
    I believe humility and learning are in short supply. To improve that, I teach executives and teams -- through advising, workshops, keynotes, coaching & books -- to focus on their customers, learn from mistakes and create an agile culture that continuously improves their products and services and the way they work.
     
     More recently I've codified the principles of modern product development and applied them to building a platform of thought leadership and recognized expertise. I capture this approach in my latest book, Forever Employable.
     
     I'm excited to partner with executives and companies looking to improve not only their products but the culture that builds them. To learn more please reach out directly to me at jeff@gothelf.co.

      Contact Jeff Gothelf:
    https://jeffgothelf.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/gothelf/
    Sander Dur (host)
    Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”
    Sander Dur is a business agility enthusiast, with a passion for people. Whether it’s healthy product development, agile leadership, measurement, or psychological safety, Sander has the drive to enable organizations to the best of their abilities. He is an avid article writer, working on a book about Scrum Mastery from the Trenches, and is connecting listeners with the most influential people in the industry. 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/
    https://agilitymasters.com/en
    https://sander-dur.medium.com/
     
    Additional resources: 
     https://www.amazon.com/Forever-Employable-Stop-Looking-Work/dp/B087D2HHZX/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=jeff+gothelf&qid=1626867560&sr=8-1
    https://www.amazon.com/Sense-Respond-audiobook/dp/B081ZFFRXZ/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=jeff+gothelf&qid=1626867571&sr=8-4
    https://www.amazon.com/Lean-UX-Designing-Great-Products/dp/1491953608/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=jeff+gothelf&qid=1626867571&sr=8-2


     
     

    • 43 min
    #18. Answering listeners questions with Mike Cohn

    #18. Answering listeners questions with Mike Cohn

    Estimation is hard. We forecast how much work we can take into the Sprint during Sprint Planning, but is still is exactly that: a forecast. We don’t know if we are correct. That’s the beauty of empiricism. We won’t know if we’re right or wrong until we observe the outcomes. And that is what makes this such a widely discussed topic. We always seem to have a need of being correct on forehand. We give listeners the opportunity to send in questions regarding planning and estimation, that Agile Royalty (according to Jeff Gothelf) Mike Cohn will answer! Listen now and find out!
    What you’ll discover in this show:
    -        Velocity is not a metric that displays quality or value
    -        I find Krupananda Mannekunta’s name pretty hard to pronounce
    -        Estimates can be useful to give a relative timeframe for long-term planning too
     
      Speakers:
    Mike Cohn
    Owner of Mountain Goat Software, author, speaker, and consultant
    As an in-demand agile and Scrum instructor, I train groups all over the world on how to adopt and succeed with agile software development using the Scrum framework.
     
     As an author, I've written three popular books on Scrum and agile: "Succeeding with Agile," "Agile Estimating and Planning" and "User Stories Applied for Agile Software Development."
     
     I'm co-founder and past chairperson of the non-profit Agile Alliance, and also co-founded and served on the board of directors of the non-profit Scrum Alliance.
     
     I started running projects with Scrum in 1995, working in domains from banking to aerospace to video game development, with companies ranging in size from 1 to 400,000.
     
     I served as VP of development at four different companies where agile was instrumental to their success. Three of those companies were startups, and the other was a Fortune 40 company.
     
     My hands-on experience means my Scrum and agile training and coaching is relevant to the real business world and not just theory.

      Contact Mike Cohn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikewcohn/
    https://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/
    Sander Dur (host)
    Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”
    Sander Dur is a business agility enthusiast, with a passion for people. Whether it’s healthy product development, agile leadership, measurement, or psychological safety, Sander has the drive to enable organizations to the best of their abilities. He is an avid article writer, working on a book about Scrum Mastery from the Trenches, and is connecting listeners with the most influential people in the industry. 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/
    https://agilitymasters.com/en
    https://sander-dur.medium.com/
     
    Additional resources: 
     
     

    • 42 min
    #17. Remote after Covid with Chris Stone

    #17. Remote after Covid with Chris Stone

    The pandemic has made a tremendous impact all around the world. We needed to adapt our ways of working, how we approach problems, find out a new work-life balance. Now that vaccinations are getting up to speed, and more and more people are getting vaccinated, the world is slowly reopening. After working from home for such a long time, going back to what we’re used to will pose a whole new set of challenges. What did we learn? What challenges can we expect? Will we ever go back to the office full-time again? Chris Stone has been working remotely even before the pandemic hit. He’s the right guy to talk about this. 
    What you’ll discover in this show:
    -        Employers will now have to convince employees to work from the office, instead of the other way around
    -        Remote is here to stay
    -        Not being limited to a physical office creates a new range of audience and employees
     
      Speakers:
    Chris Stone
    Virtual Agile Coach
    For eight years now I've been fostering an environment for the success of high-performing teams and organizations through the use of agility. I've worked across a wide range of industries and with some of the largest organizations in the world, as well as with smaller, more lean enterprises.​
    As The Virtual Agile coach,  I intend to enable frictionless innovation, regardless of location. I'm therefore a firm believer in enabling agility whilst working virtually. Through this platform, I'll share my advice, guidance, coaching, mentoring, and training, along with a series of actionable experiments for you to try.

      Contact Chris Stone:
    https://www.thevirtualagilecoach.co.uk/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/thevirtualagilecoach/ 
    Sander Dur (host)
    Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”
    Sander Dur is a business agility enthusiast, with a passion for people. Whether it’s healthy product development, agile leadership, measurement, or psychological safety, Sander has the drive to enable organizations to the best of their abilities. He is an avid article writer, working on a book about Scrum Mastery from the Trenches, and is connecting listeners with the most influential people in the industry. 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/
    https://agilitymasters.com/en
    https://sander-dur.medium.com/
     
    Additional resources: 
     
     

    • 42 min

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